NEWS & RESULTS
Moving to a new area, looking for a another club or
some extra private training? These clubs and events have spaces available.
Place & Spaces
Essentially Paws (E. Sussex)
Warehill AG (Beds) - Starters and competing dogs
News & Info
The Godmanchester spring/summer show has changed from 10 May to 7-8 June.
UK Agility has announced a new show at Bently Country Park next spring.
FAB has selected a team to represent the UK at the IFCS World
Championships in the Netherlands on 7-11 May 2014.
(Show Snippets)Skinner's Pet Foods have agreed to take over sponsorship of KC Olympia
Agility Stakes from GWF in 2014.
(Show Snippets)Brillo International Bounce
organisers are looking for clubs to host their heats.
(Show Snippets)Important changes to the KC Olympia Agility Stakes rules have been announced.
IFCS have announced that the World Championships will now be held annually
instead of bi-annually.
The Welsh Kennel
Club has been awarded Championship status for Small, Medium and Large dogs
from 2014 onwards.
JesseJump has launched a new range of Pretty in Pink agility equipment to
commemorate their 10th anniversary.
Next time it
is tipping down with rain and walking the dogs seems like a chore, please remember Pauline who
would like nothing more than to get out with her dogs. Please help her raise money to buy a new
4 x 4 wheelchair so she can continue her agility training.
Vote for Toastie as PAT Dog of the
Agility dog Toastie is one of the six finalist for 'Pets As Therapy Dog of the Year
2013/14. She visits children's hospices, nursing homes for adults affected by dementia,
and also participates in the therapy of children with phobias. It only takes 10 seconds to vote.
Simply go to this link and click on Vote for
Toastie. Deadline is 27 December.
Skinner's Pet Foods have
agreed to take over sponsorship of KC Olympia Agility Stakes from GWF in 2014.
Discover Dogs took place on 9-10 November at Earls Court, London and
attracted a crowd of over 34,000 over the two days. Congratulations to the winners and
well done to everyone who took part.
The BBC is
currently casting a brand new game show called Sports Relief Goes Walkies to raise
money for Sports Relief 2014. You can take part by applying to the BBC by 16 December.
The 2nd edition of the KC Agility newsletter is now available on line. Click
here to view. The Kennel Club Journal will replace the Kennel Gazette and
will be available electronically from January 2014 at
Royal Canin Rest of the World Challenge
This fantastic three day competition was brought to a close with the former World
Champion Nicola Garrett and Nedlo Wych One taking home the Rest of the World title.
All the class winners received Royal Canin goodies and food at the Pembrokeshire By The
Pond show in August. A big thank you to Royal Canin for their sponsorship.
The journey to the KC Agility Stakes finals began with heats all around the
country. The Semi Final line up is now complete. Next stop... the City of Birmingham Champ
‘n’ Hounds League
The results of the popular
H&H League are now
along with the winner of The Dog of the Season Award.
Terrier Breeds Agility League
news and results from those feisty little terriers. New members welcome.
QUALIFIERS & FINALS
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
Brillo International Bounce
The organisers are seeking 15 shows to host the 2014 competition for
Small and Medium dogs.
The Final will be held on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at Blenheim ATC Show
Weekend at West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury.
PROPLAN Agility Challenge finals at Bromsgrove show on Saturday, 21 September were live
via Agility FB and Twitter. For those of you who might have missed them, here are the
results. Congratulations to the winners.
The rising stars of agility met in the Drontal Challenge
Final at the Malvern Autumn Show. Results available now.
Jewelnick All Heights Diamond Pairs
The first Final was held on 29 July at the Dog Vegas
Show, Winterton, judged by Alan Bray... in his slippers!That didn't stop it from being an
exciting Final with lots of great dogs and handling.
Results are in for the Finals for the following joint
Dog Vegas competitions held on 29 July and judged by Alan Bray.
Results are now flooding in for the following UKA competitions.
Agility, Broadlands and Winterton
CSJ Agility Grand Prix
GT Agility, Cambs K9, Lydiard Park, K9 Sports, GT Agility and HJ Agility,
Aldon and GT Agility
First Contact Masters Split Pairs
D5 and GT Open and Winterton
Pet Rehab Circular K/O -
Tug-E-Nuff Performance Challenge - HADS, Broadlands, GT Open, Ajaxs
Lydiard Park and K9 Sports and Winterton
Split Pairs Ian Clark Photography -
UKA Junior Agility -
UKA Nationals, GT and
Winterton Ajaxs, Easter UK GT Open and Winterton
Ultimate Agility Beginners Steeplechase
Hawbridge, Easter UK, Lydiard, K9 Sports, Cambs K9, HJ Agility and Phoenix
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
Events added in the last two weeks.
Some of the latest arrivals are previewed here but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct. It's a faster service and still free to rescue organisations and private
individuals! Another new features is a Google map so you can see where the
dog is located. Wales may not be THAT far away for the right dog!
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available
via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
Scottish agility owes a lot to Pat Scott who died recently, aged 82 You couldn't tell
her story without going into the history of agility north of the border.
2013 Winning Out Certificates
If you've won out or moved up a grade / class at a
KC, UKA or BAA show, you can apply for an Agilitynet Winning Out Certificate. They're
free and just our way of saying 'well done!'
Julie Smith shares a thoughtful
moment about being nicer to each other,
The 2014 shows dates and schedules are rolling in. We're
posting them as fast as we can. A note to show organisers... We really need your help in double checking details
so we've got all your details correct.
Mika was Teresa McAteeer's first agility dog who was shy and who grew to love
agility. She rarely knocked down poles and would do anything for a 'stinky sausage'.
Just to clarify, the Judge's A-List is open to all judges - KC, UKA, BAA and independent.
You don't need to have passed an exam. New judges welcome. You've got to start somewhere!
Advertising on Agilitynet
If you are interested in promoting your products and/or services to the agility
community, what better way than via Agilitynet. After all, you are reading it now,
Email for details.
If you are starting a new club or offering private tuition and want to
get on the agility map, let us know and we'll send you a simple questionnaire to
complete for a frree entry on the Agilitynet Clubs & Trainers.
Window / Car Stickers
If you have qualified a dog for
Crufts 2014 in agility, obedience or breed etc. you can get a free sticker. Just
send an SAE to Agilitynet, 38 Northolme Road, London N5 2UU. Include a voluntary
contribution to the KC Charitable Trust, we'll post two stickers to you. It's a great
So far we've collected £66.
Looking for a pairs partner or another team
member, flat mate or camping pass? You can also look for specific car cages, van or dog
vehicles and demo teams for your fairs and fetes? If all else has failed, try
our free 'want' ads.
If you are thinking about buying agility
equipment as a Christmas gift for a friend or family member, we suggest that you order
soon. Many items are made to order so you may need to allow for several weeks
Click on the item to find out more about what's new...
Things to Do... with a poo bag
Sitting around with the gang before the show, the
topic of conversation naturally turns toward the various uses for a poo bag
other than the obvious. How many more can you suggest?
If aliens landed near an agility show what would they think? Sally Jones translates
their comments from Martian to English.
Leigh Elson and her Cocker Spaniel Pip are now on their way to live in Australia
for a few years but not before they got the agility bug.
If you've ever wished that you could 'run faster,' you'll want to know more about
the new exercise regime for agility handlers.
If you think that Akitas and Agility don't mix, then think again. You probably
haven't seen Otis at any shows. This big boy is a super star, proving once again that
agility is for all breeds - even the big ones.
McTimoney & Performance
Many therapies are aimed at keeping our agility dogs as healthy as possible, but
robust evidence supporting the benefits is scant. Tina Lowes decided to test
McTimoney Chiropractic as part of her Masters Degree.
Ask almost any agility person and they'll tell you that they have a special
relationship with their dog. Now we know it's not our imaginations. Science has
proven that the bond we feel is just as real as Mother to Child. Scientist
and agility enthusiast Ken Charman Hodge explains.
The number of breed and special interest agility leagues
is growing with more to come. Watch
out for more news and results. If there isn't a league for you, find some like-minded
people and set on up. They're good fun.
Senior Agility League
Attention all members... There is less than a month to get all your
points into the 2013 Senior Agility League. Don't forget that anything goes - KC, UKA, BAA, FAB or independent shows.
They all count.
will be a Jubilee Year Agility Fun Day & Competition
on Sunday, 10 November 2013. It is
open to Weimaraners and dogs accompanied by a Weimaraner.
Gundog Agility League
The UKA Gundog Agility League starts from 1st October. If you want to be included in
the awards, you need to register your dog or dogs. Find out who the current leaders are and what is the most popular gundog agility dog.
Also the date of the 2014 GAL show.
This step by step guide from
Lauren Langman and the Devon Dogs team, reviewed by Manda Scott, is aimed at anyone
with a new puppy or young dog or simply interested in dog training.
Hydrotherapy offers potential
benefits in recovery from injury and can
ease discomfort in ongoing conditions. Many
agility dogs are swam to improve their body muscle mass and tone. Ann Eddington reviews this book by Emily Wong.
Sue Love really loves this
super dooper pooper scooper. It's an invaluable aid especially if you have a bad back
or knees or have to clean up after a number of dogs several times a day.
Replacement - ...
it has been a real roller-coaster ride of a year for Jackie
Bromwich. Her talented you collie Fern had to have a total hip replacement. This is the
story of her journey back to fitness
with the help of Fitzpatrick Referrals.
Agility is a high risk sport due to all
that running, twisting and turning. Despite the best
preparation, not all injuries can be prevented which is why
Chartered Vet Physiotherapist Sally Medcalf has written
an article how to spot problems and prevent injuries.
The No. 1 cause of injury in
high impact in active dog sports like agility is doing too much, too soon and too fast.
Thermal imaging utilises a colourful new technology as a diagnostic tool, but it can
also be used as a management tool to monitor a performance animal or can be used to
assess the usefulness of a treatment.
Kay Westgate was told that her little dog Twiggy had pancreatitis she felt really
guilty. It took a while to learn how to live with a dog on a diet. Kay wrote this
article, hoping to help other owners in a similar situation.
Border Collie Collapse (BCC) is a
relatively rare condition usually seen in working dogs or those training for high
intensity activity such as agility or flyball. Vet Netty
Mattey has studied it and explains more about it.
Taking the time to find out what breeds make up your crossbreed dog can affect the
way you train it - and it could answer the question, once and for all, about
whether you are eligible to enter an ABC class.
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